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Cesc Fabregas plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup showing
- June 25, 2018

The loss to Croatia, Argentina's heaviest in a World Cup group stage match since 1958, put the 2014 runners-up in serious danger of a first round exit before Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland gave them a lifeline. He's not running, he's walking. The way they looked, I can not see Argentina qualifying now. "It would be a shame to see them qualify, because against Iceland they looked awful, with no inspiration, nothing at all". (more...)
Late goal against Sweden keeps Germany’s hopes alive Late goal against Sweden keeps Germany’s hopes alive
- June 25, 2018

A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. The KFA official questioned why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was not used to review the incident, which South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong described as "100 percent a foul". (more...)
'F*** racism' - Sweden take stand after Jimmy Durmaz abuse
- June 25, 2018

I am Swedish and I carry my shirt and flag with pride. I want to thank the fine, wonderful people who spread joy. Earlier in the day, general secretary Hakan Sjostrand said that the Swedish FA had reported the abuse to police on behalf of the player. (more...)
Argentina seek great escape via rejuvenated Nigeria Argentina seek great escape via rejuvenated Nigeria
- June 25, 2018

The 2014 World Cup finalist's squad in his turmoil with Jorge Sampaoli under extreme pressure after a 3-0 loss to Croatia left Argentina on the brink of an early exit in Russian Federation. The Nigerian striker has, in fact, attempted just thrice against Iceland - scoring twice, while Messi struck 11 attempts in vain. Messi was kept quiet as Argentina suffered their heaviest first round group stage defeat since 1958, but the Barcelona forward could yet have his say at what is likely ... (more...)
Doesn't matter how I perform, team have to play well: Virat Kohli Doesn't matter how I perform, team have to play well: Virat Kohli
- June 25, 2018

I need to be fresh and that was the best thing to happen". "We are looking to change the trend of teams not being good travellers", Virat added. India last travelled to England under MS Dhoni for a tour in 2014, when they lost the Test series 3-1, but India will look to make amends under Kohli. (more...)
Body of missing Messi fan found dead in Kerala river Body of missing Messi fan found dead in Kerala river
- June 25, 2018

Chennai: In Kerala , body of Dinu Alex, 30, a die-hard Messi fan has been recovered on Sunday around 8.30 am from Meenachil river . The police is looking for the missing person. According to Alex's father, Alex was an avid fan of Barcelona Messi. They have for now called off the search in the river. The Kottayam native had gone missing after the Argentina game which they lost 3-0 and it was presumed that he had jumped into the nearby Meenachil river to avoid facing trolls from friends ... (more...)
Low confirms Hummels will not play against Sweden Low confirms Hummels will not play against Sweden
- June 25, 2018

Overall, Germany also completed 86 percent of their 744 passes, with Kroos completing 117 of his 128 - the second-most completed by a player in Russian Federation this month. This is something that happens time and again and that is kind of the attractiveness for football fans that you have these matches". Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday night, Low said: "We have strong competition with us in the squad". (more...)
WoO driver Jason Johnson dies in sprint vehicle crash WoO driver Jason Johnson dies in sprint vehicle crash
- June 25, 2018

The series confirmed the death on Sunday. Johnson crashed on the 18th lap, after a restart, while racing for the lead with eventual victor Daryn Pitman. "While fierce competitors on-track, the racing family has a bond that's unbreakable", the team wrote. Johnson won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals. The following year, Formula One driver Jules Bianchi suffered head injuries in the Japanese Grand Prix that ultimately cost him his life. (more...)
Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow
- June 25, 2018

Nigeria's result against Iceland means that Argentina now sit in third position in Group D. For them to advance in the competition they have to beat Nigeria in their final group game, and if Iceland beat Croatia, Argentina have to win by more. (more...)
England break record in win over Panama England break record in win over Panama
- June 25, 2018

Kane scored another penalty just before half-time. He is also the first ever player to score four goals in a World Cup group stage, topping Lineker's three in 1986, and Roger Hunt's in 1966. " Panama is like a small young child in football. I think [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek and [Marcus] Rashford really change the game late on and I think really driving forward and driving forward with a ton of pace is very important for England ", Dunfield said. (more...)
Lewandowski's Poland eliminated from World Cup Lewandowski's Poland eliminated from World Cup
- June 25, 2018

Colombia put together an impressive, convincing and dance-provoking 3-0 win over underwhelming Poland to remain alive in Group H play. The disappointing Poland became the first European side eliminated from the tournament. Cuadrado was wasteful on several occasions when finding space deep on the right flank. Yerry Mina gave Colombia the lead in the 40th minute. Robert Lewandowski , making his World Cup debut in Russian Federation, struggled with a lack of service throughout, ... (more...)
England appoints Farbrace as coach for Australia, India T20Is England appoints Farbrace as coach for Australia, India T20Is
- June 25, 2018

Earlier this year, Bayliss said he would consider stepping down as T20 coach due to the increasing demands across the three formats. Bayliss will also watch some county cricket and attend the Royal London One-Day Cup final between Kent and Hampshire on June 30 at Lord's. (more...)
Germany Coach Low: How We Planned Comeback Win Vs Sweden
- June 24, 2018

Loew made four changes to the lineup against Sweden, including benching Mesut Ozil for the first time in his senior team career in a major worldwide tournament. "We had the feeling that a lot of people in Germany would have been happy if we'd gone out today, but we don't make it that easy". Timo Werner said he was nearly in tears after Toni Kroos' 95th-minute victor rescued German hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. (more...)
Paul Pogba reveals issues with Jose Mourinho were nothing
- June 24, 2018

Croatia are the team that France want to avoid at all costs in the Round of 16 at the World Cup in Russian Federation, although that means playing instead against Lionel Messi's Argentina. Nothing is easy, it's the World Cup . "There is no little team or even average players". "We do not know what's going to happen tomorrow, maybe I'll be injured or there will be players who will outperform me". (more...)
England vs Australia 2018: 5 players who could help revive Australian Cricket England vs Australia 2018: 5 players who could help revive Australian Cricket
- June 24, 2018

Australia had earlier collapsed woefully to be bowled out in 34.4 overs after getting off to a flying start which saw them belt 58 in their opening six overs. They also made three changes to their side and England have also gone in with three changes. Following their century partnership during England's 481 for six - the highest total in men's ODI cricket - at Nottingham on Tuesday, Roy and Jonny Bairstow (79) again overwhelmed a novice Australia attack while putting on 174 for the ... (more...)
Sri Lanka admit to breaching 'spirit of cricket' v Windies Sri Lanka admit to breaching 'spirit of cricket' v Windies
- June 24, 2018

However, the ICC on Thursday confirmed he has appealed , with a date for that hearing set for Friday. Sri Lanka's captain , coach, and manager have admitted to breaching the "spirit of cricket " by refusing to play the West Indies for two hours during the second Test in St. (more...)
Lovren: Modric would win Ballon d'Or if he was Spanish or German Lovren: Modric would win Ballon d'Or if he was Spanish or German
- June 24, 2018

He would maybe even be a Ballon d'Or victor. As we are a smaller country, he does not receive the attention it deserves. "We are all football lovers and we know Modric is an incredible player". "Right now, no one is showing on the pitch that they are far superior than any other team". Real Madrid midfielder Modric has been at his sublime best so far at Russian Federation 2018, steering Croatia to qualification for the knockout stages with a game to spare. (more...)
Hamilton wins pole position in French Grand Prix Hamilton wins pole position in French Grand Prix
- June 24, 2018

But his championship rival Sebastian Vettel made an error on the opening lap that forced him nearly to the back of the field and he could manage only fifth. Moments later there was more trouble when Pierre Gasly ran his Toro Rosso into the back of Esteban Ocon's Force India, knocking them both out of the race and bringing out the safety vehicle. (more...)
Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row
- June 24, 2018

Mohamed Salah is reportedly considering whether to quit worldwide football after being publicly blasted for posing with Ramzan Kadyrov for a picture. The Liverpool star doesn't wish to engage in topics beyond football or to be used for anyone's political image. Salah has emerged as one of the brightest stars in European football after a prolific season for Liverpool. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix
- June 24, 2018

Hamilton's consummate performance came after fellow four-time champion and pre-race leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari crashed into his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap. Mercedes appear to be the team to beat after Friday practice, with Hamilton comfortably outpacing the Ferraris, but they didn't have a completely faultless session. (more...)
Jermain Defoe sends message to Harry Kane after England heroics Jermain Defoe sends message to Harry Kane after England heroics
- June 24, 2018

Hat-trick hero Harry Kane says "it´s all coming together" for England at the World Cup after Gareth Southgate´s side sailed into the last 16 with a 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday. The goal was an example of Kane's precision and clinical acumen. England manager Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Harry Kane following the striker's hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Panama, taking him to 18 goals in 26 appearances. (more...)
Sparkling Shaqiri hands Switzerland first World Cup win over Serbia Sparkling Shaqiri hands Switzerland first World Cup win over Serbia
- June 24, 2018

Serbia had taken the lead in the Group E clash through Aleksandar Mitrovic but Xhaka equalised with a thunderous strike shortly after the break. Shaqiri and Xhaka both celebrating the victor with the Albanian eagle in front of the Serbian fans. (more...)
ICC releases 'Men's Future Tour Programme 2018-2023 ICC releases 'Men's Future Tour Programme 2018-2023
- June 24, 2018

The ICC would bear the cost of "marketing, promoting and delivering" the final and retain all media rights to the final in 2021 and 2023. However, the venues of these matches are subject to confirmation. "If we were to play in November in the southern hemisphere or Asian market it's hard to schedule, because eight or 10 Member nations could have matches scheduled". (more...)
Thiago Silva Thiago Silva "Saddened" Having Been Insulted By Neymar During Costa Rica Game
- June 24, 2018

Congratulations on the game, boys, you are the best". Paris Saint-Germain defender Silva, who was Brazil's captain for the game, has expressed some sadness about the way he was treated by Neymar when he returned the ball to Costa Rica following a break in play in the 83rd minute. (more...)
Mexico Sinks South Korea, Stay Perfect At 2018 World Cup
- June 24, 2018

Hernandez also scored for Mexico on June 23 at the last World Cup , netting in a 3-1 defeat of Croatia. The South Koreans had chances of their own through star striker Son Heung-min, but the Tottenham man was wasteful on several occasions - once when played through but allowing the Mexican defence to get back, and once seeing 'keeper Guillermo Ochoa save at his feet. (more...)

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